By LazerKim: Kim Hyun Joong successfully held his Japan first concert 2012 in Feb.5, attended by over 20,000 fans at Yokohama Arena. Seeing from the photos and videos of the concert apparently yield an excellent revenue result. Hyun Joong donated his profit share from the concert to the orphanage. This news is not unusual to those who knows Kim Hyun Joong. He’s been actively donating to many charity events, and many times, he does it on his own personal way, and this is one of those.
Hyun Joong grew up in a poor family, at the very young age of 14, and so he learned the value of hard work and earning money on his own. During his teenage life he has to stop from school to work to be able to pursue his studies in music. He delivers newspapers, pizza, and then work in a chicken restaurant as a service crew. He saves every penny that he earns with hope he would be able to make his dream come true of being a rock singer.
Hyun Joong had experienced many hardships in life and that is why he has a soft spot in his heart for the needy. Whatever blessing comes to him, he shares it to the less fortunate. For whatever he had gone through, the struggles to surpass in his life, it’s natural for him to look back to where he had been through by helping the less fortunate.
Last year he actively joined the charity soccer match together with the other pop idols. He participated with Hang Ten Save The Earth, conducted charity auction in seven Asian countries he had visited, he had joined the Coupang Marathon Charity Event, donated to the Hotsun Coal Briquette Delivery Charity, donated to the Feed the Children charity event and lastly donated at the Red Cross Association. This year he started with his concert proceed donation for the Japan homeless children.
During the time he was actively participated in the charity soccer match, he was already at the top of pressure preparing for his first album Breakdown. But he did not give up the soccer match, because he knows who will benefit from his participation. He even save his spare time to practice soccer at dawn after his rehearsal, because he wants his team to win and give the reward to charity.
Whatever Hyun Joong sincerely donated to charity, brings him blessings in a hundred folds. Hyun Joong greed for concerts and many stages that he can perform as a singer to give his fans worthwhile entertainment. He greed for opportunity for him to sing on stage so as to develop himself further. In short, if ever he greed for performance, he make sure the less fortunate benefits from his hard work too. Kim Hyun Joong is one of the richest young celebrity in Korea. He had already harvested the fruits of what he worked hard for, but he never forget his obligation to charity.
I remember again, when he was still with SS501, the group was interviewed and they were asked, “if you won in the lottery for a huge amount of money, what will you do with it?” The members replied in almost the same response, like purchasing a property or a house, putting up a business ect. In short the members desired for material things. The Leader Hyun Joong replied, “If I won in the lottery, I would give half of it to DSP owner Lee Ho Yeon, because he made me from a high school student to a professional singer. Then the other half of it, I will produce a free concert for those students who can not afford to buy a concert ticket.”
This free concert was echoed again when he was already a solo artist, at Lee Sora’s talk show as she asked Hyun Joong, what are your thoughts for the future. Hyun Joong replied, “This profession is not lasting. On my last day being as artist, I want to give a free concert to my fans, Or I’ll put a can at the entrance, then the fans can put money for charity.” In another talk show, Hyun joong was asked, “who manages your finances?” He replied, “I do manage my finances, because a lot of my relatives and others come to me for help that I couldn’t say no to them”.
Hyun Joong is such a young man who enjoys the luxury of life, but he never forget others who are more in need. He has so many good qualities and indeed has big heart for the less fortunate. Well, just like his boss Bae Yong Joon, both of them has done many charity activities which they have personally attended to. But the blessings coming to Hyun Joong is more than he can carry in his bag. And in spite of his overwhelming success, he continued helping the less fortunate.
Kim hyun Joong is blessed with perfect looks, multiple talents and blessed with a big heart to share with others. Such a wonderful person……..that’s Kim Hyun Joong.
LazerKim here writing
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